Atlanta Festival Academy

This summer, I had the honor of attending the first annual Atlanta Festival Academy. The festival academy was founded by Ms. Lin Wei, Ms. Amy Chang, and Mr. William Pu – who is now my teacher. This intensive is connected to the Menuhin violin competition, so I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Gordon Back, the artistic director of the contest and world-renowned pianist, and Chloe Chua, the 2018 winner. There were several other incredible professors, accompanists, and performers from all over the world, and it was incredible to get to work with and speak to all of them. I was part of an orchestra, and over the course of two weeks we prepared four pieces for the final performance. I also got two private violin lessons and a masterclass, both of which were incredible learning experiences. Below are the links to the pieces that we performed at the final concert. I am so excited for next year!

Atlanta Festival Academy Performance – 1

Atlanta Festival Academy Performance – 2

Atlanta Festival Academy Performance – 3

 

Voice Recital 2019

Somehow, summer has rolled around and is rushing by so quickly! Just recently, I performed at my voice recital, ending one school year and just about starting the next. I performed two pieces – Shenandoah and Oh What a Beautiful Morning (from Oklahoma!). Check out the recording below!

I am so fortunate to have Ms. M as my teacher! She prepares me so well for all my performances, and I have learned so much from her.

Final Emory Concerts!

The season is truly coming to an end! Last week marked my last Emory concert this school year! This has been a wonderful and fun experience.

A weekend or two ago, a large part of my orchestra went up to Nashville for the weekend. We toured various museums, listened to some fantastic music, made our own custom goo goos (those did not last very long… :-)), performed at Belmont University, and most importantly – we ate every 3 hours.

Check out the recordings at these links:

Pulcinella – Stravinsky

Shenandoah

Mad Hatter Musings – Mosier

Art Tales 2019

Recently, I submitted to the 2019 Art Tales Writing Contest, which is based in Ventura County, California. Each year, three or four pieces of art are chosen from the Municipal Art Collection, and contestants must base their poem on one of these. Just last week I found out that I had placed first in my division! Woohoo! I was really excited when I heard the news – it is always wonderful when my poems are accepted and find a home. I submitted last year and placed third. Check out my poem:

Musical – Happily Ever After

It’s been a long weekend! My musical theater company and I performed 3 shows of the original musical Happily Ever After. Wow, this was such a fun musical – it is a satire on the traditional fairy tales. You favorite fairy tale characters are portrayed in a way you have probably never seen before. This show was so cleverly written – we got some good laughs. Check out some pictures:

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